Coathanger – 2013-10-03 – v2 spikes

Coathanger - 2013-10-03 - v2 spikes

Coathanger – 2013-10-03 – v2 spikes

The Coathanger. Also known as Brocchi’s cluster and Collinder 399.
Acquired: 2013-10-03
Version: 2 reprocessed with spikes

A chance alignment of stars forming an interesting asterism.

This version has artificial diffraction spikes added with PhotoShop. I think i prefer the original, unaltered version.

Canon T2i (astrodon filter inside)
8x2min exposures at ISO400
Astro-Tech 106
CGE Pro guided with ST80 and Metaguide
Stacked with ImagesPlus
Processed with PixInsight and Photoshop (false spikes)